Colorado-based Mile High Labs will donate CBD tinctures to veterans in partnership with the charity Weed for Warriors Project (WFWP).
Founded in 2014 by three military veterans, WFWP advocates for improved mental health, social care and medical services for former military members and their families.
Mark Carillo, WFWP chief operating officer, said: “The Weed for Warriors Project owes a big thank you to Mile High Labs for their generous donation.
“It couldn’t have come at a better time. Mile High Labs’ donation will be tremendously helpful over the holidays and will certainly put smiles on the faces of those needing to smile.”
WFWP has more than 670 members in 12 chapters in California, Florida, and Wisconsin, and believes the current assistance and prescription programmes for veterans are not working and “cannabis is the answer”.
“Mile High Labs is honoured to be able to provide this uniquely American product to the men and women who dedicated their lives to this country,” said Justine Andersen, e-commerce and marketing manager.
Mile High Labs operates a 400,000-square-foot CBD production facility in Broomfield, Colorado and produces CBD products such as tinctures, capsules, tablets, topicals, and gummies for private label customers, as well as ingredients such as isolate, distillate and water-soluble formulations.
Research shows CBD and medical cannabis can be an effective alternative to beta blockers and SSRI for common mental health issues. These anti-depressants can have a variety of serious side effects and cause long-term health issues.